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Apple, Inc. => Apple Work Logs => Topic started by: cjwallgren1s on December 22, 2008, 06:13:05 pm

Title: iBook G3 picture frame
Post by: cjwallgren1s on December 22, 2008, 06:13:05 pm
My iBook G3 600mHz's video died, so I bought a 800mHz board off of eBay in hopes of repairing my iBook.

However, once I disassembled the laptop, I discovered that the internal skeleton was broken.
Since I had another laptop and it was apparent that trying to cobble the iBook back together
would be more trouble that it's worth, I decided to turn it into a picture frame that could still be used as a computer.

It has a 800mHz G3, 640mb of ram, and a 60gb hard drive. It runs OS 10.4.11.

(http://cjwallgren.googlepages.com/1.jpg)
(http://cjwallgren.googlepages.com/2.jpg)
(http://cjwallgren.googlepages.com/3.jpg)
(http://cjwallgren.googlepages.com/4.jpg)
(http://cjwallgren.googlepages.com/5.jpg)
(http://cjwallgren.googlepages.com/6.jpg)
(http://cjwallgren.googlepages.com/7.jpg)
(http://cjwallgren.googlepages.com/8.jpg)
(http://cjwallgren.googlepages.com/9.jpg)
(http://cjwallgren.googlepages.com/10.jpg)
(http://cjwallgren.googlepages.com/11.jpg)
Title: iBook G3 picture frame
Post by: un on December 23, 2008, 05:18:38 pm
Very cool! Are there any heat problems with leaving it on for a long time?

I've got an old Powerbook that's been stuck in the middle phases of conversion to a frame for ages, now I'm inspired to try to finish :)
Title: iBook G3 picture frame
Post by: cjwallgren1s on December 23, 2008, 06:39:21 pm
Thanks! Overheating doesn't seem to be an issue, especially with the original fan and heatsink in place. I purposly left air gaps between each picture frame for good ventilation. Most of the time the fan doesn't even kick on.